How do I know if my employer can enforce my noncompete agreement?

How do I know if my employer can enforce my noncompete agreement?

Many Illinois doctors and healthcare providers do not take the time to review their existing employment contracts before leaving to start a new practice. This can be problematic if these contracts contain restrictive covenants, or “noncompete” provisions. Indeed, many doctors think they can simply ignore a noncompete agreement, set up shop across the street from...

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Cherokee Nation seeks to hold large companies accountable for opioid crisis

Cherokee Nation seeks to hold large companies accountable for opioid crisis

The lawsuit asserts that “he brunt of the epidemic could have been, and should have been, prevented by the defendant companies acting within the U.S. drug distribution industry, which are some of the largest corporations in America. These drug wholesalers and retailers have profited greatly by allowing the Cherokee Nation to become flooded with prescription...

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How to Integrate the End of Medicare’s “Failure to Improve” Standard into Your Clinical Practices

How to Integrate the End of Medicare’s “Failure to Improve” Standard into Your Clinical Practices

If a Medicare patient has achieved their maximum level of recovery, and additional therapy would not help them improve beyond that point, then additional treatment isn’t warranted or medically necessary. Plus, Medicare surely won’t foot the bill.  You, their PT, think that additional therapy would help them from getting worse, but that’s not the standard. It’s time to discharge them,...

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How Health Insurance Companies Discriminate Against Women

How Health Insurance Companies Discriminate Against Women

Living in pain is horrific. Statistically, women are four times more likely to suffer from chronic pain than men.  Making an awful situation worse – many of these conditions are neglected or poorly understood, causing many women to suffer intractable pain for years before they find relief.  With insurance often denying coverage for these conditions, years of pain can also be financially...

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How to Avoid Being Surprised by a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

How to Avoid Being Surprised by a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

The provider-patient dynamic has long been plagued by paternalistic decision-making, timid patients, and communication failures.  I believe that the system is the problem, not thepeople who comprise it.  And the system is inextricably linked to the insurance companies, the business of hospital management, and the exhausting balancing of practice profits against patient...

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